I love Astoria and at one time when Svensen was in the Clatskanie school district I served the EI children in that area. I worked as an EI/ECSE teacher for the NWRESD in Columbia County for almost 20 years. You probably crossed paths with some of the same people as I did.
We have a lot in common, it seems. I lived in Astoria for two years while I was an administrator in the school district. It was a great place to live and I was sad when I had to leave due to budget cuts. (Sports won out over curriculum and instruction.) Still, I was glad I had the experience.
I haven't heard yet from anyone in the Salem area but I am sure they will pop up sooner or later.
I'm sure we will stay in touch from now on. Yay!!!
Welcome to the team. I too am retired and enjoying knitting, gardening and my kindle. The NW corner of Oregon is my home. This is a great site to meet your health and wellness goals. I also believe there is a Salem team if you have not found it already.
Greetings to everyone! I just recently joined SparkPeople and can't express what an amazing resource this is. I have tried other websites but this by far is the best.
That being said, here is a little bit about me. I am retired and now am busy making quilts, working in the garden, reading books on my Kindle, cooking healthy recipes, reading SparkPeople articles, blogs, etc., and spending time with close friends and my 90-yr-old mother, who is a real pistol. I live outside of Salem so I have easy access to Portlan d, Eugene, the coast (!!!!), and of course, Salem. It is a great place to live. I would love to make connections with other members and could use a good friend (sniff, sniff) I really appreciated the welcoming messages I received when I first logged on.
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